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Service members seeing first fruits of Army acquisition changes

Army Undersecretary Ryan D. McCarthy visited For Belvoir, Va., April 17 to see the results of the service’s new modernization strategy. Three leaders of the Army’s cross-functional teams accompanied McCarthy. Program Executive Office Soldier sponsored the visit.

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Army looks to modernize safety doctrine

Sweeping changes to Army Safety doctrine, training, and ease of accident reporting are the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center's top priorities, explained Brig. Gen David J. Francis as he addressed safety professionals from around the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command recently.

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Soldiers, Marines bring Joint Light Tactical Vehicle operational testing to completion

Marines and Soldiers will finish testing the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle April 19 at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Ft. Irwin High Desert Warrior – Digital Publication serving the National Training Center and Ft. Irwin, CA High Desert Warrior Digital Edition If you’re looking for news and information on happenings at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, you’ve come to the right place. The USO partnered with non-profit organization Hiring Our Heroes early this month…

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Basic training might be lengthened, says Army secretary

The Army wants Soldiers who complete basic combat training and advanced individual training to be ready to deploy "on day one" once they reach their units, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper.

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Brotherhood of professionals protecting lives, property

Posted  August 7, 2015

Approximately 2,000 firefighting personnel served to suppress the recent Lake Fire (which as of July 15 was 98 percent contained) in the San Bernardino National Forest in Southern California. Those personnel, part of a firefighter brotherhood, included four staff from the Fort Irwin Fire Department. The department received a call for assistance in fighting the…

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Army implements new fitness standards for recruits and MOS transfers

Posted  January 6, 2017

On Jan. 3, the Army began administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test, or OPAT, to all recruits to assess their fitness for military occupational specialties.

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New modular handgun system, Sig Sauer P320, in testing at Army sites across the country

Posted  September 8, 2017

Various service members will be at Fort Bragg over the next few weeks for testing of the new modular handgun system, the Sig Sauer P320, for the U.S. Army Operational Test Command based at Fort Hood, Texas.

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History of the NTC: Camp Irwin 1940-50

Posted  July 7, 2017

Editor’s Note: This is part one in a series chronicling the history Fort Irwin and the creation of the National Training Center. On Aug. 8, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed legislation creating the Mojave Anti-Aircraft Range on 1,000 acres of desolate terrain in the Mojave Desert. The area was chosen because the remote location…

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Vacation Bible School attendance soar

Posted  July 7, 2017

Army photograph by Jo Garrison Eighty-one volunteers from the Fort Irwin community come together to teach children Bible lessons with age appropriate activities during Vacation Bible School at Main Post Chapel, June 9. Every summer, the Religious Services Office holds a weeklong outreach program for children of the community called Vacation Bible School at Main…

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